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Henry "Hank" Harold Tellinghuisen
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Henry "Hank' Tellinghuisen, age 79 of Boone, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone with Rev. Denise Group officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Park Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.

Henry Harold Tellinghuisen, was born on March 14, 1938 in Sibley, Iowa, the son of Paul and Gertie (Funk) Tellinghuisen. He graduated from Sibley High School in 1956. Hank loved music and while in high school he was a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) Chorus. While performing in Kansas City, the chorus had the honor of having Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher sing some selections with them.

Hank farmed a few years in the Sibley area and in 1961, enlisted in the United States Army for three years during which he spent two years stationed in Germany. On July 1, 1962, Henry married Dorothy Nelson at Stanhope, Iowa. Dorothy joined him for 14 months and they traveled in and around Germany. After serving time in the military, Hank farmed on the family farm in Sibley for a few years before moving to a farm north of Stanhope. Hank and Dorothy then moved to an acreage north of Boone and Hank sold livestock feed to the farmers. They moved to Boone in December of 1972. Hank continued to sell livestock feeds and operated 'Hank's Small Engine Repair'.

Hank was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Boone and over the years served as Elder, Deacon, on the Property Committee, and sang may years in the Church Choir. He had a love for music and sang bass in two Gospel Quartets, the Farmers Four Quartet and the Sacred Sounds Quartet. He was involved in recording three albums with the Farmers Four Quartet and one album with the Sacred Sounds Quartet. Hank enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, watching things grow, and his pets. He and Dorothy camped several years at Don Williams Lake and the Ledges and they enjoyed driving through the Ledges and McHose Park. Hank helped build the Gary Creasman Little League Park in Boone and he coached Little League and Babe Ruth. He was a member of AARP, the American Legion Post #56 of Boone, and he was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dorothy of Boone; a son, Daryl (Janine) Tellinghuisen of Boone; a daughter, Sandee (Preston) Ward of Perry; three granddaughters, Ashley, Alexis, and Natasha Tellinghuisen; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Norma Tellinghuisen of Perham, Minnesota; and many friends. Hank was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Hiram, Marvin, and Leonard Tellinghuisen; a sister, Grace Bents.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 P.M. where the family will be present, from 6 to 8 P.M. On Wednesday morning, friends may call at the funeral chapel from 8 to 10 A.M. and then at the Church from 12 noon to service time.

In memory of Hank, memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church or Boone Area Humane Society.


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Visitation

Tuesday

23

Jan

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Family will be present from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Funeral Service

Wednesday

24

Jan

1:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church

703 Greene Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

There will be a visitation at the funeral chapel from 8:00 am until 10:00 am and then there will be a visitation at the church from 12:00 pm until the time of the service.

Cemetery Details

Location

Linwood Park Cemetery

609 Forrest Ave
Boone, IA 50036

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